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The Cherry Mobile Superion Android Tablet has been around for quite some time now.  Priced at P19,900 at launch, it now retails for around P16,990 at malls and can even be purchased for about P15,000 online.   Considering the available tablets in the Philippines today, is the Cherry Mobile Superion still reasonably priced and is it the best choice for a 7-inch Android tablet?

Cherry Mobile Superion Specs

  • Android™ 2.2 (FROYO)
  • Qualcomm MSM7227 600Mhz
  • 3MP Camera with Auto-focus
  • 7″WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen
  • ROM: 512 / RAM: 512MB
  • Quadband GSM / GPRS / EDGE
  • Portable WiFi Hotspot
  • Triband 3G HSDPA / UMTS
  • 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • AGPS
  • Mini USB 2.0
  • Expandable Micro SD up to 32GB

For the price of 16,990 the Cherry Mobile Superion gives you a 600Mhz processor and an internal memory of 512MB.  A 600Mhz processor is too slow compared to the processors used in current Android tablets.  Most tablets nowadays carry 1Ghz processors and, in the iPad 2’s case, a dual core processor.   And if you want bigger memory on your Superion, you need to upgrade via an expansion card which will cost you another P2,000 to P3000 depending on the capacity you need.

Cherry Mobile Superion vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

If you are already set on getting a Cherry Mobile Superion, you might want to seriously consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  With the recent price drop of the Galaxy Tab, the Superion no longer appears to be the best option.

A Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi only variant now retails for only 16,990, similar to the Cherry Mobile model.  With the Galaxy Tab, you get a Gorilla Glass display, a 1.3 MegaPixel front camera apart from the rear camera, a 720p 30fps HD Video recorder and 16 GB of internal memory.  You also get a faster processor as it runs on a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.

What the Cherry Mobile Superion has that the Galaxy Tab doesn’t have, though is 3G connectivity.  The Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi + 3G variant is more expensive at P21,990.  If you will constantly use the internet on your tablet, you will need 3G connection and your option is either the Cherry Mobile Superion or the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi + 3G.  If budget is not a factor, get the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi + 3G but if the P5,000 difference in price is too much for you, get the Cherry Mobile Superion.

If 3G connection is not important though, there is no question that the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi is the best choice if you’re looking for a cheap 7-inch Android tablet.

7 Comments

  1. Same guys i have superion scope 3G kusang namatay tas slow 3G commection napuputol

  2. Roncan2008 Reply

     hindi maganda ang cherry mobile superion, defective ang product di nila palitan ng bago,yung nabili namin nung december, kusa na lang namamatay at di na sumisindi, 2x na bumalik sa service center nila at  hanggang ngayon naroon pa, paano na pag tapos na ang warranty, e di magbabayad ka na para marepair ang defective na product nila? nakakapagsisi…

  3. good job to victor….. ul open my eye. not to buy non branded gadgets. thanks!!!
     

  4. sir ! you might want to add to the list the . . 

    ARCHOS 70 IT 250gb(the capacitive one, i saw some with resistive screen having lower specs) for me having the 250gb memory space is really convenient since i’m a movie, picture, music and ebook junkieand ARCHOS 7c (with the “c” as it is using a capacitive screen, and has higher specs compared to the Archos 7 HT) although having the usual 16gb internal with expandable 32gb mem, it is for those in really tight budget since it is way cheaper than the cherry mobile superion and galaxy tab(at half the price)

    the Archos 70 IT 250gb is priced at around : PHP 16k . . . while . . 
    the Archos7c is priced around : PHP 9k

    after waiting for a computer store in my area to have the Archos 70 250gb, i finally saw the two recently at a BCG store in SM bacolod

  5. Gregg Victor Gabison Reply

    Got 3 of this for our Android Development. Device is ok. You would even be surprised how responsive it is, despite is mediocre processor. Battery life is also ok. But what is not good about this device is that its a bit choosy for its microSD drive. Compared to our Samsung galaxy spica, Galaxy S, Archos Tablets, this one does not accept non branded SD cards. Even the ones supplied for free is not compatible, complained to Cherry mobile about it, but so far up until they haven’t acted on it, just promises. Also the service of Cherry mobile sucks. One of the unit just suddenly wouldn’t charge, so we returned it to the retailer and got back the unit after 2 weeks. But whooolaa, still the unit wouldn’t turn on despite being firmware flashed (that’s what they said).. But to make the story short, after sending back and forth the unit for so mannnnyyyy, mannnny times, it was only found out that the battery was defective, but can’t claim warranty coz they said, its only good for 3 months.. Whattha …. Well, they never told us about it, even the receipt would tell us that its one year warranty.. Well, that’s how lame their service is..

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